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Oil Painting, We Meet Again

So, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to pick up my brush and start oil painting again. I haven’t painted in about, oh, ten years, so this should be fun to dive back in.

But man! Oil painting supplies are ‘spensive! All my old paints (and a lot of my tools) were in not-so-good shape after a decade, and replacing them set me back a cool $350 bucks. Lordy! If there’s one thing that’s gonna make me stick to THAT resolution, it’s my wallet being 350 clams lighter.

But the shame of the last decade is that I absolutely love painting. I completely lose self-awareness when I paint. I remember looking up at the clock at my old studio, and seeing that it was 3:30 AM. I had started painting around 4 in the afternoon, and had completely skipped meals, bathroom breaks, and sleep. That, my friends, is an engrossing form of art. I can’t wait to get back into it.

Anyway, I’ll be sharing photos of paintings as I get them finished. I think I’ll do a Rex Chestington riding into the sunset, after a few practice paintings.